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Hidden bolthole, stunning views, pool, simple apartments & rooms, and the best food ever. Mario & La Maiella’s food are huge hits with clients.A real agriturismo.
Halfway (approx 7km) between Loreto Aprutino, and Penne, the traditional agritourist farm of La Maiella is not far from civilisation, yet feels a world away. Down a long driveway, it seems like a hidden corner of Abruzzo, tucked away amongst rolling countryside and with beautiful views, over the wooded hillside, towards the high Maiella Mountains and the Grand Sasso. The sea is about half an hour away.
The 26 hectare farm, with 11 hectares of woods, grows kiwi, cereals, olives and grapes. La Maiella rears chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. Food and wine is mostly organically produced, and Mario’s mother will happily cater for vegetarian and gluten-free diets (in fact, she has a few secrets up her sleeve if you avoid gluten, but love pasta and pizza!).
The smiling Mario, his wife Gabriella, his mother and the rest of the family, including some very large, docile dogs, give a special kind of welcome. Mario loves Abruzzo with a passion and happily helps guests plan their trips and days out. At La Maiella, you are not just guests, but friends, who receive the very best of welcomes, often dining with Mario and family, sampling the genuine and time-honoured recipes of the region, with some secrets thrown in. Their hospitality is complete.
La Maiella’s sunny yellow farmhouse is quite gracious, standing amongst well-tended lawns and more natural landscape. Accommodation, in the main house, in chalet style buildings in the grounds, or in converted farm buildings, is simple and unsophisticated, but tasteful – perfectly suited to its rustic environment. There is a lounge/games/TV/reading room and a brick-vaulted dining room. The swimming pool, on a sunny terrace, is absolutely beautiful and really makes the most of this stunning location.
A rural setting such as this is difficult to beat. If you love natural surroundings, fantastic food, really great wine and supreme hospitality, a holiday at La Maiella is always a treat.
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La Maiella’s sunny yellow farmhouse is quite gracious, standing amongst well-tended lawns and natural landscape. Accommodation, in the main house, in chalet style buildings in the grounds, or in converted farm buildings, is simple and unsophisticated, but tasteful – perfectly suited to its rustic environment.
Outside the main house, with double/twin bedroom; shower room; living/dining room with simple kitchen corner; possibility of extra bed. Air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally.
Both have one double bedroom; one twin bedroom; two shower rooms; kitchen/dining room; Neole is inside the main house, a little dated, but quite charming and with a big kitchen. Stella is outside, with a small verandah and air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally.
In the main house, each has double bedroom; shower room; dining room with simple kitchen corner: possibility of extra beds/sofa-bed. All with independent entrances.
Girasole and Pero are outside the main house, with one double bedroom; one twin bedroom; two shower rooms; kitchen/dining room, small sitting area; outside verandah with Girasole; Pero has a verandah accessed from the double bedroom; possibility of extra bed in the double room of Pero and in the living room of Girasole.
Podere (not usually one we take) is also two-bedroomed, but is on the first floor, above Girasole, with a balcony. Mimosa is really charming – quite independent, this lovely wooden building in the grounds has a very nice, modern feeling kitchen, two bedrooms (for up to 4) and has a furnished area, outside the apartment, in the garden.
Pero, Mimosa & Podere have air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally. All of the above (except Mimosa) have working fireplaces, with wood provided, on request and free of charge.